23 February 2012

Oh shit! New art print!

"Spring is Here"
9 screens on Cougar natural cover
18x24", edition of 75, signed

This new print will be available tomorrow (February 24th) at 1 PM CST though Nevermind Gallery. I don't know about you, but I'm patiently awaiting warmer weather (though this mild Chicago winter has allowed me to skate more than usual for this time of year). Good fun.

17 February 2012

Bikes, drums, calendars, pens, coconut milk, and shaving

I spent a large part of yesterday adding detail to films with a very small opaque pen. My keyline films are made from ink drawings that I print onto film with a blueprint printer. The drawings are usually enlarged and printed close to 150%, so sometimes things like distant trees could stand some added fine lines and detail. I've always liked touching up and manipulating films with an X-acto and film pens, but lately I have been reworking some areas entirely. In the picture, you can see the difference between tree branches at the left and the branches directly below the pen. I'm pretty stoked with the level of depth that this kind of reworking has given the whole composition. I've got a long way to go with the print, but I'm excited to keep moving forward with it.
Coming up this spring: Group poster exhibitions in London and Liverpool (which I unfortunately will probably not be attending in person, due to scheduling) and a European Flatstock in Barcelona at the end of May (which I will be attending in person). I've never been to Spain before, but I know it's pretty close to the Balearic Sea. I intend to swim there regardless of water temperature. It couldn't possibly be any colder than the Atlantic Ocean in New Brunswick in the spring (which was freezing).
A new art print will be available very soon through Nevermind Gallery. Stay tuned.

14 February 2012

Truffels, cat beds, leftovers, and Mexican printmakers

Above is a snapshot of the keyline film for an art print I am working on right now. I just printed the eighth color late this afternoon, the keyline is up next (first thing tomorrow morning). I'm pretty excited to get this next color printed, but I have a feeling that I'll probably be going in and doing a tenth screen for some darker accents. More to come.

09 February 2012

Hoist That Rag

I was commissioned to do a small run of posters for a local (and online) 80's movie night. I had fun doing this illustration and working on something kind of different. I'm back in the saddle today printing a new art print. More to come, but in the meantime, check out this trailer for an upcoming documentary on poster art(ists) called Just Like Being There.

04 February 2012

Shredding ten vegetables

Hello! I've been working on some new drawings for an illustration and a poster, as well as films for new art prints. To the left is some pencil work (in progress at time of photo) that I used as a guide for an ink/acrylic-on-paper version of the drawing. The finished piece will be used for Community Records' Block Party 2012. I will also being doing posters for the event based on this image as well.

I recently answered a few questions for TEN x TEN, a print artist and musician collaboration that will be released later this year. Prints from this show will be on display at Expo 72 in Chicago (reception on March 2nd, 2012). The interview about my print for TEN x TEN is posted here.

And since I'm a skateboarder who doesn't eat meat or animal products, I've been featured on the very excellent Vegan Skate Blog. Check it out.

I just finished inking a new drawing for a poster that I'll be printing this coming week, so I'm going to get some food and head back to my apartment. Woo!